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Travelling to Oz October 2005

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1. Posted by ljw (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y

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Hi. Am looking at spending 5 weeks in Oz in October/November this year. Have spoken to a few people about where seems best to go and they have recommended Melbourne, on to Sydney then working slowly up the East Coast to Cairns to pick up my return flight.
Anybody out there who might cross my path and wanting to hook up at some stage or if anybody has other recommendations would be really glad to hear them.First time and all that!!!

2. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 613 posts) 11y

Hi,
5 weeks isn't long - don't spend too much time working.
Distances are huge in Australia. It would take you a week by road just to travel this route, even if you were in a hurry. Either fly between places or try to spend more time there.

3. Posted by ljw (Budding Member 13 posts) 11y

Thanks for the advice. Am finding myself spending a lot of time planning this trip and didn't put it on original message but I don't intend on working whilst over there. Gonna try and save hard for next few months to get the money together.
After spending the entire night on the internet last night I am considering skipping the Melbourne thing, going straight to Sydney, on to Ularu for a few days and then flying to Cairns, working down the coast and back to Sydney. Any recommendations of where is good to visit?
Also I am going to be travelling alone. Is this common and how easy is it to hook up with other people?

4. Posted by lil j (Travel Guru 1303 posts) 11y

Hey guys, i am also looking to go to Oz in october-just for 3 weeks and i have been told that the distances are big, i was told about getting internal flights at about £40 a flight-i'm not so sure. I was planning Sydney but i may decide Brisbane and the east coast-specially as i'll only be there for just over 2 weeks-sucks lol!

I have been told that you're not going to meet so many people in the cities-Sydney, and along the coast-Brisbane i will!

I dont know but i'm jusy going by what i have been told!

Jas

5. Posted by jadie (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

I think if you plan travelling the east coast probably just about anywhere you go you will meet tonnes of travellers as thosaunds of travellers flock there each year, im going to be travelling OZ by myself from Nov 05- and im looking forward to all the new friends i am going to meet -just have fun and enjoy it

6. Posted by HaadRinGuide (Travel Guru 542 posts) 11y

Uluru has its own airport (and service town - Yulara) but if I was you I'd fly to Alice Springs and then do a tour of Uluru, the Olgas and Kings Canyon, as this is probably the easiest way to see a fair bit of the Red Centre.

Heading down the East Coast I'd definitely visit Fraser Island, as well as The Whitsundays and Great Keppel Island. Byron Bay, Surfer's Paradise and Noosa are also worth a visit.

Travelling alone is very common, and you'll meet loads of people everywhere you go. Tours are especially a good way of meeting people, but you meet loads of people in hostels in any case. And when you're travelling down the East Coast fifty percent of the people you meet are heading in the same direction as you, so you'll probably end up travelling together with some of the backpackers you meet.